Bill Paxton has passed away (waiting to verify)

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  1. GrumpyMom, Feb 26, 2017
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    My husband just got news on his Twitter feed that actor Bill Paxton has passed away. Other news says he died of complications of surgery. He was 61.

    Internet is always rife with hoaxed news of celebrity deaths so if I find that to be the case here I'll amend or delete, if possible this topic. update (Thanks for verifications)

    If this is true it's a huge shock to this fan.

    Update: well this sad news apparently is indeed true. Wow. My husband and I are fans. Bill Paxton has such a huge body of work to his resume so I haven't seen even half of the things he's been in, but what I have, I've been impressed by.

    I'd been hoping 2017 would have been better than 2016 but it's shaping up to be about the same.
     
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    There are a number of results that appear to be confirming it. I'm very sorry for the families loss. I always enjoyed the parts he has played. Rest in peace Mr. Paxton.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I just got an alert from USAToday with news so it seems to be legit. A good actor. Way to young to die. Condolences to family & friends.
     
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    "That's it man. Game over man. Game over!"

    ...

    Oh c'mon, we were all thinking it. :-|
     
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    Aliens! Loved him in this movie but sorry I'll always remember him as "Chet" Very sad news he was a great actor, sometimes not getting full credit for it. I'm curious if he'll be remembered outspoken by his peers at tonights Oscars?!
     
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    Man, loved him in that movie!!!! Also really like him in Weird Science! This is a shock. Me and the wife met him a few years ago at Comic con and actually got a picture with. Super cool dude!

    RIP............
     
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    I usually don't give condolences for stars, but I hope Bil Paxton is on to his next big adventure!
     
  9. DeepIn2U macrumors 68040

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    Curious the passing due to operation complications what was he having an operation for?

    Either way R.I.P. Bill ... you've touched us all ... Also loved him in Predator 2 - I just remembered that movie and it was quite good with Bill and D.Glover.
     
  10. MechaSpanky macrumors 6502

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    According to Wikipedia "post-surgical stroke following heart surgery".
     
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    He was a great method actor and will be missed. I feel sorry for his closet family and friends!
     

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